Photos: A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Your July 4 Fireworks

Most of the fireworks exploding in the U.S. skies this weekend will have come from China, the world’s largest producer and exporter.

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Photo of the Day: Boat Houses Resting on Peaceful Waters in China

Locals peer out of their homes as the sun slowly breaks the mist in Hangzhou, China on June 8th, 2014. (Katarina Ahlner/Flickr)

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Photo of the Day: Boat Houses Resting on Peaceful Waters in China

Locals peer out of their homes as the sun slowly breaks the mist in Hangzhou, China on June 8th, 2014. (Katarina Ahlner/Flickr)

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Listen: How Indonesia’s Election Became the “Tightest and Most Divisive” in Recent Times

Ben Bland, Indonesia Correspondent for the Financial Times, assesses Indonesia’s presidential election and how it could affect Indonesia’s economy and political affairs.

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Listen: How Indonesia’s Election Became the “Tightest and Most Divisive” in Recent Times

Ben Bland, Indonesia Correspondent for the Financial Times, assesses Indonesia’s presidential election and how it could affect Indonesia’s economy and political affairs.

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Photo of the Day: Rush Hour in Vietnam

Rush hour takes on a new twist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the streets are dominated by two wheeled vehicles on May 5, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)

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Photo of the Day: Rush Hour in Vietnam

Rush hour takes on a new twist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the streets are dominated by two wheeled vehicles on May 5, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)

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Video: Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success, and Who She’d Like to Fistfight

Media magnate Arianna Huffington spoke with Asia Society’s Josette Sheeran about a wide range of topics spanning politics, economics, culture, media, and her latest book.

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Photo of the Day: Colorful Hillside Homes in Sikkim
From a distance, the colorful buildings lining a valley look like a pack of boxes in Gangtok, Sikkim on May 8, 2014. (Kartik MS/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Colorful Hillside Homes in Sikkim

From a distance, the colorful buildings lining a valley look like a pack of boxes in Gangtok, Sikkim on May 8, 2014. (Kartik MS/Flickr)

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'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that “ordinary things can be beautiful too.”

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Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah Defines ‘Global Competence’

Education activist and “favorite” guest of Oprah Winfrey Dr. Tererai Trent talks to Asia Society in advance of her keynote at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June 27, 2014.

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Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah Defines ‘Global Competence’

Education activist and “favorite” guest of Oprah Winfrey Dr. Tererai Trent talks to Asia Society in advance of her keynote at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June 27, 2014.

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Book Excerpt: ‘The Taliban Revival’ by Hassan Abbas

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas’s new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal border areas.

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Book Excerpt: ‘The Taliban Revival’ by Hassan Abbas

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas’s new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal border areas.

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Photo of the Day: Winged Sentinel in India

A bird stands on the warning flag on the beach in Goa, India on May 24, 2014. (Rajib Ghosh/Flickr)

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Photo of the Day: Winged Sentinel in India

A bird stands on the warning flag on the beach in Goa, India on May 24, 2014. (Rajib Ghosh/Flickr)

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